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It's a Jam in the Streets: Spring inna Babylon

Artist Song Buy
John Holt  It's a Jam in the Streets  buy on itunes
Freddie Notes and the Rudies  Montego Bay  buy on itunes
Tony Tribe  Red Red Wine  buy on itunes
Toots and the Maytals  Sweet and Dandy  buy on itunes
Jackie Mittoo  Get Up and Get It  buy on itunes
Dave and Ansel Collins  Double Barrel  buy on itunes
Althea and Donna  Up Town Top Ranking  buy on itunes
Michigan and Smiley  Nice Up the Dance  buy on itunes
Bob Marley and the Wailers  Lively Up Yourself  buy on itunes
Carl Dawkins  Dr. Rodney  buy on itunes
The Ethiopians  Condition Bad a Yard  buy on itunes
Johnny Clarke  None Shall Escape the Judgement  buy on itunes
Cornell Campbell  The Judgement Come  buy on itunes
Max Romeo and the Upsetters  War inna Babylon  buy on itunes
Sylford Walker  Burn Babylon  buy on itunes
Junior Murvin  Police and Thieves  buy on itunes
Lee "Scratch" Perry  City Too Hot  buy on itunes
Ras Michael and the Sons of Negus  Keep Cool Babylon  buy on itunes
Ashanti Waugh  Babylon Wrong  buy on itunes
The Heptones  Babylon Falling  buy on itunes
Dr. Alimantado  Born for a Purpose/Reason for Living  buy on itunes
Jimmy Cliff  Wonderful World Beautiful People  buy on itunes

Comment:

I wanted to create a "warm weather" mix with a theme.
This mix serves as a soundtrack for an imaginary film about a riot, styled after the Notting Hill Carnival riot of 1976. The opening tracks are meant to convey the misery-free, all-dancing party portion of the film. Skanking galore!
Right around the half-way mark or so, we begin to learn that life is not so grand for our imaginary protagonists. Then, the carnival descends into a full-scale riot... Babylon is truly burning.
I anchor this mix with "Police and Thieves," a deceptively beautiful song and the tune that provided a de facto soundtrack for the real Notting Hill Carnival riot. After the Heptones weigh in with the sumptuous "Babylon Falling," I lighten the mix considerably -- giving my imaginary film a happy ending by closing with Johnny Rotten's third favorite song and a Jimmy Cliff tune that reminds us all to quit "fussin' and fightin.'"
This mix is dedicated to all of us who are emerging from a winter of sadness and entering into a spring that promises much happier times. You know who you are.
For more information, please check out http://erik1966route1.blogspot.com/
No, really... please check it out... nobody ever reads the damn thing...

Feedback:

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Media Vixen: Radio Sally
Date: 4/13/2005
God, I love that song "Police and Thieves" ... Nice work there, EriK
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The Misfit
Date: 4/13/2005
Looks great.
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hemizen
Date: 4/13/2005
dig the reggae music, mon. Here's to happier times for everybody.
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Jenergy
Date: 4/13/2005
OOOoooh, I love a happy ending! Thanks Erik. That's such a great Toots song, too!
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p the swede
Date: 4/13/2005
love all
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Mo Twang!
Date: 4/13/2005
Hooray for Toots! And all the rest, too.
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French Connection
Date: 4/13/2005
Everyting Irie here Erik; Me gwan smoke a reefa in honour of dis music Ja rasta far I mon!
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Rob Conroy
Date: 4/13/2005
This looks fantastic. I especially love "Sweet and Dandy".
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antisthenes
Date: 4/13/2005
Excellent mix! Maybe also Brand Nubian's "Wake Up (Reprise In The Sunshine)" could've made it.
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SMoss
Date: 4/13/2005
I can dig this! I have some John Holt on cassette I picked up in Jamaica in the 80's. Very cool and laid back. This looks interesting and off-beat (but I am not a reggae expert - just a mainstreamer). Hope all is well.
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mckbrd
Date: 4/13/2005
very nice Erik!!!!!!
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McDonald12
Date: 4/13/2005
quite brilliant. I can't get enough of me ska/reggae mon.
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Nick Falivena
Date: 4/13/2005
John Holt=god. This mix is a heart attack.
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zeke
Date: 4/13/2005
this mix is indeed arresting. well done.
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steelkillie
Date: 4/13/2005
Superb.
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Bear
Date: 4/14/2005
Lots of sweet stuff here. Spring's dragging its heels in England this year...
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plushpig
Date: 4/14/2005
Righteous!
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G-Sphere
Date: 4/14/2005
Awesome mix... some great classics.
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Thomas_Mohr
Date: 4/14/2005
Classic stuff.
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DiCarlo
Date: 4/14/2005
Love this mix. Any chance of getting a copy?
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FLWB
Date: 4/14/2005
Great! Great classics! Jackie Mitto, The Ethiopians, The Heptones, John Holt...excellent!
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valis
Date: 4/14/2005
The mix that shouts: Volume! Volume! Volume!
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Dom1
Date: 4/14/2005
A lot of classic stuff!

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